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Frequently Asked Questions


We’ve put together the answers to a number of frequently asked questions. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for here, please don’t hesitate to ask! 

We encourage you to pre-register before the seventh month of pregnancy. Pre-registration can be completed in person or online.

To register in person, please visit our Hello Desk in the main lobby at Marian Regional Medical Center, Monday – Friday 8 AM – 4 PM. Your identification and insurance cards will be required. No appointment is necessary. 

Register online here

Notify your physician immediately.

Patient/visitor parking is located in the front of the hospital.

Please use the main hospital entrance. After hours or if the main lobby is closed, please use the Emergency Department entrance.

Check in at the Hello Desk in the hospital main lobby or in the Emergency Department after hours. 

Before you and your newborn return home you will review a combination of personalized and video-recorded discharged information. We will provide educational materials on important topics such as breastfeeding, infant care, self-care, and parenting. Your nurse will review and discuss them with you before you go home. 

Insurance plans vary greatly for maternity coverage. Please contact your insurance carrier for information on your coverage for the expected hospital stay for a vaginal or cesarean birth, epidural anesthesia, routine newborn nursery charges, circumcisions, postpartum, and newborn home care. 

Marian Regional Medical Center offers patients and hospital visitors free automatic wireless internet connection. Ask your nurse for details.

Marian Regional Medical Center is a tobacco-free campus. The tobacco-free policy applies to all employees, medical staff, patients, and visitors. Tobacco is not permitted on any part of the hospital campus. Smoking is only permitted on public sidewalks. 

An advance directive is an individual’s written instruction concerning the provision of health care when he/she is not able to make such decisions. It may be a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, a Declaration to a Physician Pursuant to the California Natural Death Act, or a living will. Marian Regional Medical Center will document in the individual's medical record whether or not an advance directive has been executed and shall include a copy of the advance directive in the medical record upon receipt of such a directive. A person who executes an advance directive can revoke it at any time. 

For more information, call the admitting office at (805) 739-3568